9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route maker

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Minneapolis
— Few hours
Drive
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thermopolis
— Few hours
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive

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Minneapolis

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Minneapolis tour planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Minneapolis. In July, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Rapid City.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount Rushmore National Memorial as well as Badlands National Park. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Plan my day in Rapid City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Rapid City takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Rapid City is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thermopolis.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Thermopolis

Thermopolis is the largest town in, and the county seat of Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Thermopolis trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Thermopolis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rapid City in July: high temperatures in Thermopolis hover around 76°F and lows are around 56°F. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Thermopolis

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

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Jackson Hole

The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Jackson Hole itinerary builder app.

Drive from Thermopolis to Jackson Hole in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Thermopolis in July, expect little chillier with lows of 44°F in Jackson Hole. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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nights
Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grand Prismatic Spring, Old Faithful and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.